Saturday, September 4, 2010
As the U.S. government moves its military into the next phase of Iraq’s occupation by claiming the war is over to pacify the American people (while merely renaming combat troops and surging mercenaries into the country), its plan to transfer biometric info to the Iraqi government is raising fears among Iraqis that it will be misused to carry out vendettas.
The U.S. military has been collecting biometric info on Iraqis over the past seven years since the war started and taken fingerprints and DNA from 80,000 Iraqi detainees. It also computerized Saddam Hussein’s fingerprint files, feeling the need to the include the enemies of the dictator it overthrew in the database.
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“After the military’s incursion into Fallujah in 2004, US soldiers collected fingerprints and iris scans of every resident as they passed through checkpoints to return.”
Iraqis who assist the United States are afraid that allowing the Iraqi government to access this information will result in them being identified as traitors and targeted for revenge by subversive enemies within the Iraqi police.
By delivering “shock and awe” to Iraq and upturning Iraqi society, the United States can practice the policies that it is implementing at home, using the people of a conquered nation as test subjects. While the media brainwashes U.S. citizens to believe that the notion of privacy and rights are relics of the past, the government’s experience in Iraq helps it to quicker solidify the control grid once each new police state measure is introduced and hesitantly accepted by the public as “neccessary to its security”.
The blood of American babies is already being collected and kept it in state databases, and police have also started to check people’s DNA at traffic stops.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 4:32 am